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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By patticake
yamaha guitar factory tour video

from a post on AGF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyFZmvvalMo#t=24

pretty impressive, and there's hand-work even in the lower end guitars.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By patticake
the most bang for your buck you can get won't...

the most bang for your buck you can get won't matter if the guitar doesn't sound good to you. i don't care for the takamine tone much - i prefer yamaha, who makes some nicely priced solid top...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By patticake
yamaha makes some of the best entry level guitars...

yamaha makes some of the best entry level guitars in the industry.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By patticake
i also prefer the GS mini. i found the big baby...

i also prefer the GS mini. i found the big baby to have a less versatile tone but it's not a bad guitar, sounds pretty good and the price is good. it's also not a small guitar - i wouldn't call it...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By patticake
i prefer the 110 myself, but that's just a...

i prefer the 110 myself, but that's just a personal preference for the tone.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-25-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By patticake
eastman's chinese guitars are wonderful! the...

eastman's chinese guitars are wonderful! the first one i ever played was priced at $1600, and it sounded like it was twice that much - honestly! it was an AC822, which i guess they discontinued. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By patticake
overall sound quality? there's no such thing. ...

overall sound quality? there's no such thing. this is a personal taste matter - especially since we're talking about laminate back and sides guitars. i'm not a huge fan of the takamine NEX line,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By patticake
on the one hand, congrats on your new guitar...

on the one hand, congrats on your new guitar :)

on the other hand, any guitar can be set up for around $50 by a qualified luthier.... just sayin'...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By patticake
have you checked out the line 6 variax? some of...

have you checked out the line 6 variax? some of the ones i've tried were pretty cool!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By patticake
slow down when you play till you can go slow...

slow down when you play till you can go slow enough to lift your plucking fingers a little more so they don't touch the strings. once you can play that way slowly, you can speed up a bit, then when...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By patticake
guitar center usually throws in a free setup with...

guitar center usually throws in a free setup with new guitars, and of the several guitar centers i go to, i know that 3 of them at least never do anything to the setup of the guitars - they just put...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By patticake
i loved my seagull original S6 - it sounded...

i loved my seagull original S6 - it sounded beautiful, was well made and the wider nut and neck made it a joy to play. i wouldn't touch the talman with a ten foot pole - it sounds crappy.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By patticake
i also come from a classical background, and i...

i also come from a classical background, and i found my S6 very comfortable to play. i've also tried 12 strings without the octave strings, and that was okay, too.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By patticake
the seagull original S6 has a 1.8" nut, but...

the seagull original S6 has a 1.8" nut, but the slots are more like the slots on a 1 3/4" nut guitars, which is still a bit wider than a standard 1 11/16" nut. and you can always buy a new nut and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By patticake
i like the yamahas - even the all lam models,...

i like the yamahas - even the all lam models, like the 335 deliver better tone than others in their price range.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 857
Posted By patticake
i don't prefer martin OR taylor. both brands...

i don't prefer martin OR taylor. both brands make guitars i really like. i don't necessarily like them for the same music, but i REALLY like the taylor GC8 and 612e, not to mention the 114 and GS...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By patticake
the yamaha FG700 is the one i'd pick on a budget...

the yamaha FG700 is the one i'd pick on a budget - or if that was too high, the yamaha F335 is the one i'd get.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By patticake
i'm a huge fan of the gibson J45 - one of my all...

i'm a huge fan of the gibson J45 - one of my all time faves, but the J15 is also very good and costs a significant amount less. i prefer the tone to the D18, but no one can decide for you which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By patticake
a set-up or lighter strings could make a huge...

a set-up or lighter strings could make a huge difference. i actually gave up guitar for years after playing for over a decade because i just couldn't do barre chords - and then i discovered the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By patticake
if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss...

if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss out on the warmer, easy on the fingers martin silk and steels, which are likely to improve the tone of your all-lam shallow body yamaha.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By patticake
it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick...

it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick or play classical because you've first learned to play with a pic, but it may not be easier for you regarding your right hand, either. btw, i've...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By patticake
i don't find playing bass to be much like playing...

i don't find playing bass to be much like playing guitar myself. maybe others will feel differently.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By patticake
let your daughter pick her own guitar. after two...

let your daughter pick her own guitar. after two years of playing, she'll know what tone, size, look and feel she wants, and that's going to make her enjoy playing more. what sounds best to you or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By patticake
i like the 114, also. the seagull S6, which is...

i like the 114, also. the seagull S6, which is my favorite seagull, does have a very nice top end and a hint of sparkle to it, but with a little more bass perhaps than the taylor. nice guitar,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By patticake
i recommend the FG700 over anything else at $200....

i recommend the FG700 over anything else at $200. at $300 the FG730 has a little more warmth to the tone, and recording king makes some decent contenders, but the FG700 rules the $200 range.

the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't say that the FG700 is better than the...

i wouldn't say that the FG700 is better than the $500 guitars i'd consider, but it does sound better than some of the "fancy" all lam acoustic electrics in that price range and kicks butt on any...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By patticake
the lowest tension strings i use are thomastic...

the lowest tension strings i use are thomastic plectrums extra lights. they don't sound great for the first few days, then after the new string sound goes away they do sound good, are pretty long...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By patticake
the answer really is... it depends. take it to a...

the answer really is... it depends. take it to a luthier, get a quote. then you can decide what's best.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-01-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By patticake
i assume you've seen "united breaks...

i assume you've seen "united breaks guitars"? that taylor that song was about was in a hard case.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-30-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By patticake
it's not $200 off the original tag - it's used. ...

it's not $200 off the original tag - it's used. used is always cheaper, regardless of condition - or is should be.
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